Austin, TX: So Close, Yet So Far Out

With all of the record cold temperatures and snowfall we’ve been having here in Chicago, a weekend getaway was in order. So I headed to Austin, TX to visit with my cousins and their adorable little girls.   However, the cold weather must have followed me as it was 39 degrees and icy when I […]

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Living on the Edge

As soon as the sun goes down, an intense breeze takes over Santa Marta! I found out later, this only happens for about 2 months of the year. It’s almost like a daily cooling down of the city, which is a nice change from the direct sun and heat during the day.  A few blocks […]

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